Crack! To the untrained ear they’re not the easiest things to identify. Crack! As you step out of your vehicle though, there’s enough context to go on for a pretty definite guess of what you’re hearing. Crack! That’s because you’re at the Morristown Gun Club, and as you walk up to the trap shooting range […]
Good luck to all teams this final week of the spring competition for the 2013 Minnesota State high School Clay Target League. Thanks again to all parents, coaches, schools and gun clubs who all help provide shooting sports to thousands of Minnesota student athletes. Check out the current standings!
Currently, 114 schools in Minnesota have trapshooting clubs — including East Ridge and Woodbury high schools — and roughly 3,400 kids are participating in the sport. With the amount of gun violence in the country today, putting firearms in the hands of high school students may seem counterproductive to some. However, that’s just what’s happening […]
The sport involves taking aim at clay targets. Last year the state had just under 60 teams, this year more than 100 are established. Nicollet’s team practices every Sunday over at the Nicollet Conservation Club. Kids as young as sixth grade can participate as long as they have been firearm safety certified. Coach Jason Hoffman […]
Almost 150 students come out for North, South teams Who knew the market for a trapshooting team in Lakeville would be this strong? Prior to this season, organizers knew there would be some interest. Other area high schools had 20-30 kids participating. “I never anticipated a team this size,” said Lakeville South coach Jason Kelvie, […]
Tuesday night at Lakes Area Shooting Center, there were Fergus Falls letterman jackets next to camouflage ones. There were short students next to tall, big students next to small, freshmen next to upperclassmen and every high school stereotype wrapped into one trapshooting team. Fergus Falls, Minn. – Tuesday night at Lakes Area Shooting Center, there […]
Norm Gallant’s Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines have launched their first season of clay target shooting competition. Members of the WDC team include Brady Adams, Seth Ament, Emily Astle, William Astle, Blaine Cooper, Bryce Cooper, Tristin Godel, Jack Goeden, Jacob Goeden, Matt Goeden, Chris Hahn, Ella Harrison, Drew Killian, Jessica Langer, Reid Miller, Blake Nelson, Elijah Schmitz, […]
Triton High School and middle school students will have another opportunity to get involved in extracurricular activities starting the end of this year. Principal Craig Schlichting has been organizing a trap shooting team. The team would welcome any student interested in learning more about the sport of trap shooting. Trap shooting involves rounds of target […]
Woodbury High’s clay target trapshooting team excels in competition. Whenever we read about guns or shooting it is all too often the context of tragedy or vitriolic political discourse. It’s easy to forget that shooting is a long-standing sport, especially in Minnesota, where hunting is an essential part of homegrown culture. And anyone who knows […]
About 35 Thief River Falls students participate in a co-ed trapshooting program offered through the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League. This is the first year the young Thief River Falls shooters have participated in the league, and organizers say interest has far exceeded their expectations. Paul Kasprick took his daughter, Alyssa, hunting for […]
Shooting clubs welcome increase in younger members. Jim Sable noticed when he retired in 2000 and began spending more time at his gun club in Plymouth, Minn., that members were becoming a bit long in the tooth. “I was one of the younger ones there, and I was retired,” Sable, 74, said. “It occurred to […]
Membership increases; students can now earn letters in sport Trap shooting is the fastest growing high school sport in all of Minnesota – going from 60 participants in 2009 to 3,400 in 2013 – something staff and parents in the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District have witnessed first hand. “I think a lot of it was just […]
Returning after a season in which the team finished second in the 1A conference, the Brandon-Evansville clay target team will be moving to the 2A conference, but should still have a solid team as they return all but one shooter. “We are looking forward to another great year with seven returning members from 2012, said team […]
High school trapshooting teams have become so popular in Minnesota that some have had to turn away students because the gun clubs where they compete can’t handle any more traffic. This season 21 new teams from the metro area joined the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League, which now has 114 teams and more […]
KIMT-TV 3 in Austin features the new 2013 Austin High School trap team. It might be the first year Austin has had a trapshooting club but participation is already through the roof; even with a cold, wet spring.
BEMIDJI – The school board here is mulling a proposal to establish a student trap shooting team. Brad Smith, president of the Bemidji Trap and Skeet Club, appeared before the Bemidji school board last week asking for its support in creating a team that would compete in weekly trap-shooting competitions, beginning spring 2014. Jim Hess, […]
It probably wouldn’t have taken much of an imagination to imagine it. At least not for the hunters in the group, which includes about every member of the Lake of the Woods School clay target team. A handful of the school’s shooters took their turns at the blaze-orange, fast-flying clays during the team’s first practice […]
Alexandria’s clay target team will try to defend a conference championship as its second season begins With just one year of high school competition under their belts, you would think that Alexandria clay target shooters would still be learning the ropes. You’d be wrong. In just the first year as an organized high school sport, […]
Trapshooting is Minnesota’s fastest growing high school sport and the Eden Prairie team is no exception. Participation in the unique sport is up 341 percent in the state and participation has more than doubled for the Eden Prairie team as they enter their third season. “Our team has seen a lot of growth and I […]
WCCO-TV’s High School Sports Rally visits the Shakopee High School Trap Team at Minneapolis Horse & Hunt Club in Prior Lake to learn more about Minnesota’s fastest growing high school sport. April, 19, 2013.
In the spring of 2014, the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) is adding trapshooting to its list of sanctioned activities, and Delano will be involved. Delano will be one of more than 100 teams in the league, which will earn its competitors varsity letters and end each June at a state tournament. In preparation […]
Detroit Lakes High School students are taking a shot at a new sport. “Pull!” they yell loudly just seconds before taking aim at the painted clay pigeon that’s hurled into the air. “I’ve hunted all my life,” said 15-year old Colton Davis, “and so I thought it’d be fun to try this.” Davis is among […]
The first-ever GSL trap shooting team will participate in the 2013 Minnesota State High School Clay Target League (MSHSCTL) this year. The team is lead by head coach Doug Fegley of Stewart. Fegley has been teaching firearm safety courses through community education at Shady Lanes Sportsmen Club, south of Glencoe, for approximately 10 years. At […]
Only those who have earned perfection join the 25- and 50-Straight Club from the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League. Not only will an athlete get recognized as a member of the Club, he or she will receive a patch to showcase their achievement. See the members of the Club here.
Want to know the fastest growing sport in Minnesota? With March Madness in the air you may think basketball, but surprisingly, it’s trapshooting. Since its inception as league sport for Minnesota students in 2001, the popularity of the sport has skyrocketed from a mere 3 teams, 3 schools, and 30 athletes to an astounding 57 […]